Gary Ludwig, MS, EMT-P Expert Witness
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General Specialties:

Emergency Medical Services and Fire

Specialty Focus:

paramedic, emt, ambulance, fire chief, firefighter, EMS, stretcher, 911, wheelchair van, firefighting, firefighter


MS, National Louis University; EMT-P, St. Louis University

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Gary Ludwig is recognized as a respected national fire and EMS author, leader, public speaker, and expert who has managed two award-winning metropolitan EMS systems (Memphis and St. Louis) and has pioneered many concepts that are now standard practice in fire and EMS systems today. Chief Ludwig has over 43 years of fire, rescue, and EMS experience - and over 40 years experience as a paramedic. He currently serves as the fire chief of Champaign, Illinois, and was President and Chairman of the Board of the International Association of Fire Chiefs during the 2019-20 term. Chief Ludwig has responded to over 30,000 fire, rescue, and EMS incidents during his 43-year career and has performed at various levels including patient care as a paramedic, firefighting, the incident commander at countless emergency scenes and planned events. Some planned events that he has commanded include two United States Presidential debates, numerous Presidential visits and motorcades, the Papal Visit of John Paul II to St. Louis, the 1993 Floods of St. Louis, United States Summer Olympic Festival, Super Bowl parades, and World Series Baseball. He has written over 500 articles for professional fire and EMS publications and is the author of four books. He has also been invited to speak at over 250 professional EMS or fire conferences or seminars. He has won numerous awards including the James O. Page EMS Leadership Award from JEMS Magazine in 2014, the IAFC EMS Section’s James O Page Achievement Award in 2018.